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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top 10 Bicycle Movies [via Momentum Planet]


Breaking Away's Dave Stoller
Courtesy of stellame.com
Artist StellaMe created this portrait of Breaking Away’s main character Dave Stoller (played by Dennis Christopher) using a mosaic of stills from the film.
By Gabby Korcheva
Our top 10 bicycle movies span the genres and styles: from classics to contemporary blockbusters and a recently released documentary; from informative to inspiring and heartwarming. How did we single these out? All were produced and set in North America, and all feature memorable bike scenes.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) embarks on a nationwide search for his beloved bike after it is stolen while he was visiting his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily).
Rad (1986)
Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX rider who lives in a small town with his mother and sister, is faced with a tough decision: qualify for the Helltrack, one of the largest BMX events, or take the SATs and apply to college in this classic coming-of-age story.
Quicksilver (1986)
After losing out on a risky business decision, Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon) leaves the fast-paced world of stock market trading and becomes a bicycle messenger.
Pedal (2001)
Shot through a camera clipped to a messenger's helmet, this short documentary is about the fast-paced daily activities of bicycle messengers in New York City.
Klunkerz (2006)
A documentary about the beginnings and growth of the mountain bike culture from a small group of innovators to a multi-billion-dollar industry.

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